It’s no longer news that OnePlus 5 will be unveiled on June 20, however, there are quite a few more details that are still unclear regarding the OnePlus 3T successor.
We know a good number of details about the phone, but more stuff keeps on emerging as the launch date draws closer. Apparently, press renders of the OnePlus 5 have just been leaked, giving more weight to the design language that we already know of. The images confirm the dual-lens camera on the back and a front-mounted fingerprint scanner. The antenna lines are also visible from a distance and the curvy body can also be seen.
The render was obtained by Tecnoblog, which also got hands on more details regarding this OnePlus 5 handset. According to the publication, the flagship killer will debut with the same 5.5-inch display screen that boasts a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, just like its predecessors. This is nothing new, but it is the full image of the phone that confirms something fresh here – that the front-mounted fingerprint scanner will feature a ceramic coating and will be able to unlock the phone in just 0.2 seconds of your precious time.
We know that the OnePlus 5 will be a beast on the inside and this publication only serves to add more weight to this knowledge. The phone will ship with a Snapdragon 835 processor that will be paired with two RAM modules of either 6GB or 8GB – both will be LPDDR4X. As for the storage, you get 64GB on the former and 128GB on the latter variant.
While the CEO of OnePlus had hinted that OnePlus 5 might ship with UFS 2.1 storage, the latest report claims that the phone will indeed come with dual-band UFS 2.1 internal storage that supports data transfer speeds of up to 1.2GB per second.
When it comes to the cameras, you’ll love what OnePlus 5 is set to bring you. Apparently, the dual-lens setup on the back of the phone will be made of a 16MP primary sensor that boasts a massive f/1.7 aperture and a 20MP secondary shooter with a smaller aperture of f/2.6. Just so you know, this camera has been made in collaboration with industry experts DxOMark.
To keep the OnePlus 5 alive will be a decent 3300mAh battery unit that will be supported by Dash Charge technology. Although slightly smaller than the 3400mAh unit used in the OnePlus 3T, the Snapdragon 835 is more energy efficient as compared to the Snapdragon 821 used in the 3T, which should translate to an even better battery life than its predecessor.
Similar to Samsung Galaxy S8, the same report also adds that the upcoming OnePlus 5 will ship with the latest Bluetooth 5.0 standard. Software-wise, Android 7.1.1 Nougat will run the show out of the box, but you can expect it to be customized in the same way as other OnePlus phones.
Now, onto the most interesting part of OnePlus phones – the price! According to Tecnoblog, OnePlus 5 will be priced at $479 for the base model. This model has the same specs as the other variant apart from a smaller 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. If you remember well, this is the same price that was slammed on the 128GB variant of the OnePlus 3T if the price difference between this 3T variant and the base model is anything to go by, the high-end OnePlus 5 might be priced at about $520.
Meanwhile, folks in China can already pre-register their interest in OnePlus 5 on JD.com. The giant retailer has already confirmed over 83,300 appointments and the figure is rising at an alarming rate. There are no pricing details here or even the details of the phone, but the retailer has confirmed that it will start selling the 5 as from June 22.